“I’m either going to die, or I’m going to do something.”
Eric O’Grey’s story has been circling the internet for a while now, but it’s told best by him, here in video. Eric found himself in an unhealthy, unhappy way, and thanks to an insensitive remark by a fellow traveler on a flight, he recognized that he needed to make a change.
“So I looked in the phone book and found a nutritionist near me and the first thing she told me to do was to adopt a rescue dog.”
He changed his diet, one step at a time and he and Peety began walking. Before long his entire life changed.
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In 2010 at age 51, I was 330 pounds at 5’10”, my waist was 52 inches, and I wore 4XL shirts. I had Type 2 diabetes, my total cholesterol was over 300, and my blood pressure was 160/100. I had tried and failed with every diet plan, diet book, and diet gimmick ever marketed for weight loss in the U.S. I was taking over $1000 in medications per month, including insulin, statins, and medications intended to mitigate the side effects of other medications. My doctor told me to purchase a cemetery plot, because I would likely need one in the next five years.
As a last ditch effort to avoid bariatric surgery, I consulted with Dr. Preeti Kulkarni, a plant-based naturopathic doctor, who advised me to rescue a dog from a local shelter. In addition to following my doctor’s advice and switching to a whole foods, plant-based diet, I called Humane Society Silicon Valley and asked to adopt an obese, middle-aged dog so we would have something in common. And that’s how I met Peety, the 7-year-old dog who rescued me.
Over the next year, my weight dropped to 180 pounds, my waist is now 33 inches, and I wear a size medium shirt. My type 2 diabetes and all my other health problems were reversed, and I no longer take any medications. Today I am 56, but feel like I’m 25, and I’ve sustained my results for 5 years.